When it comes to choosing your wedding band, award-winning fine jewelry house Yael Designs knows best â€“ theyâ€™ve designed engagement rings and matching bands for couples around the country and outfitted such beauties as Kerry Washington and Teri Hatcher. Here are some tips on what to consider when choosing your wedding bands:
DO choose a ring that’s the same metal as your engagement ring. Although platinum and white gold look very similar when they’re brand new, these metals wear differently, so you could end up with two very different looking rings in just a few years.
DO make sure the rings have something in common. You don’t have to have matchy-matchy wedding and engagement rings, but there should be one repeated element, whether itâ€™s same-shaped stones, a channel-set band or similar engraving.
DO consider this when choosing an eternity band. If it has diamonds or gemstones all the way around, your wedding ring will be hard to resize if you lose or gain weight.
DON’T worry about your ring matching your husband’s. Do you and your husband wear matching clothes? (Please say no!) Your wedding rings should reflect your personal styles, not each other’s.
DON’T pick a wedding ring that overpowers your engagement ring. Your rings will look best together if the bands are similar in width.
DON’T solder the rings together! You might eventually want to wear your rings on different hands, upgrade one of the rings, or leave one ring at home when you travel.
All photos courtesy of Yael Designs.